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A heart warming fairy tale of a young couple whose lives get blessed in the most unexpected way!

Project update. After receiving feedback we will be changing the name of the story. The word troll can be taken in a negative context.  We don't want anyone taking this story literally. The symbolic nature of the story is our adopted pets bring us joy and help us forget our problems. In no way are we saying adopted people are trolls. We are trying to show that even if you have a child of your own, don't neglect the other blessings in your life. 

WE MADE IT!!!!!!!!! 

We want to thank everyone who has pledged and supported this project! We are sooo happy, and excited about getting this book in your (or your children's hands)!! We know so many of you have shared it with your friends and family and we thank you for that!

STRETCH GOAL#1 $15,000

The fun doesn't stop here! We still have 7 days left! We want to offer more great stuff, and pledge options to keep this sucker rolling and help us get to the next level of sharing this project. BENCHMARK #1 $15,000- Will allow Jill Kirkham to sign books for the first time in her life at conventions in front of actual people!! (This one means allot to Jill). It will help us travel to and from conventions, like Comic con to meet fans, promote and sell the books. Also getting this book in front of potential publishers for it. It will help with booth space, banners, T Shirts, shipping of products, to and from conventions. It will also allow us to print the needed copies of the book to do so. 

That's not all though- if we reach this goal every single person who has pledged will receive the 4 collectible stickers of the characters from NAWRG!! As well as the print sketch postcard of Nawrg signed by us!

Please also see the new pledges for your chance to get the new Nawrg T-shirt. Sketch books, and a copy of my last children's book. My best friend's a booger!

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!! We have added a few new pledge amounts, and upgraded options. We couldn't edit ones that already had backers. So please keep in mind if you have pledged more than $60 you will get the new items listed in the new pledge amounts. Items being a computer screen wallpaper, signed printed sketch postcard, and a NAWRG tote bag. 

T-shirt example.
T-shirt example.

WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY HUSBAND AND WIFE TYLER & JILL KIRKHAM

First off thanks so much for checking out our KICKSTARTER page, we really appreciate it!!  This story is very personal and near and dear to us!  We thought there would be some people that could relate to our story so we want to share it! 

We have been working on this story over the past year or so.  This is Jill Kirkhams first major work!  She wrote it (while in between working on my normal DC comics), I drew it!  I have a lot of fun drawing this type of style! It lets me explore my urge to do something different! We both LOVE Fantasy stuff so naturally a  fantasy based world was fitting!  I am very proud and happy with what we have done together here!

Our real life story is what inspired us to do this story book.  As we have been trying for years now to have a baby of our own, We find comfort in our adopted dogs! Nawrg represents this in the book. How comforting our dogs are to us when we get down and depressed after countless failed attempts at trying to have a baby. Its frustrating when something that is supposed to be natural just isn't happening. Its always great knowing we have our dogs here with us to give a good snuggle! Nawrg blesses a young couples lives, by helping them forget their worries and stress and just live happy with the blessings they already have!

We really need your help here on KICKSTARTER to get this book done, off the ground and in your hands!!  There are still crucial things that need to be done to complete it. Like wrapping up the art, editing, design work, production, buying a bar code, and most important and expensive is printing and shipping the books. Not to mention taxes and the Amazon fees. The minimum goal we have put will just barely cover this stuff. 

The Book is set to be a 26-30 page hardcover. We want the quality of the printing to be the absolute best it can be!  With nice smooth paper so the art and colors jump off the page. Solid hard covers on every book so kids can beat the snot out of the book!! 

BENCHMARK #1 $15,000- Will allow Jill and I travel to conventions to meet fans, promote and sell the books. It will help with booth space, banners, T Shirts, shipping of products, to and from conventions.

Example of commission for $600 pledge!
Example of commission for $600 pledge!
Example of commission for $600 pledge!
Example of commission for $600 pledge!
Example of commission for $600 pledge!
Example of commission for $600 pledge!
Get a copy of the only ever printed Tyler Kirkham sketchbook with a $30 pledge!
Get a copy of the only ever printed Tyler Kirkham sketchbook with a $30 pledge!
Get a copy of my other children's book My best friend's a booger with a $40 pledge!
Get a copy of my other children's book My best friend's a booger with a $40 pledge!

Thanks again for looking, we hope you all enjoy what we have done!!!!

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The book is so close to completion I am 100% confident that if this funds you will get everything we claim you will!!! I have been drawing comics and doing art professorially for 10 years, and I am a guy that doesn't miss deadlines!
So rest assure If this project funds here on KICKSTARTER everything will be completed and books WILL be printed and shipped!
Thanks again!

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    EMERALD- Because we've been asked to add lower pledge amounts! There isn't much we can offer for this low pledge amount. Other than a big fat thank you for being so kind, and supporting the project! -We can offer a full resolution Wall paper that can be used on your computer, tablet, Ipad or even phone. This would be great on that Ipad or kindle you got your kids for Christmas!

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    GARNET -The wallpaper- and an exclusive printed sketch postcard of Narg signed by us!!

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    EVERYONE IS A WINNER! -A printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thanks section of the book!

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    TROLLS AND SKETCHES ! -A printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thanks section of the book! Plus a copy of the only printed Tyler Kirkham Sketchbook!

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    EVERYONE IS A WINNER WITH A CHERRY ON TOP! - -The wallpaper- and an exclusive printed sketch postcard of Narg signed by us!! -A printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thanks section of the book! -Also The Family Troll Tote bag! For you to hold your book and, child's goodies in on car rides and such!

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    TROLLS AND BOOGERS! -A printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thanks section of the book! Plus a copy of Tyler Kirkham's other childrens book. MY BEST FRIEND'S A BOOGER!

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    TROLLS WEAR SHIRTS TOO! -A printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thanks section of the book! Plus The Family Troll T-shirt for kids or adults. you choose the size! Boy or Girl options.

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    SOMETHING SPECIAL! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham!

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    SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL! -The wallpaper- and an exclusive printed sketch postcard of Narg signed by us!! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also The Family Troll Tote bag! For you to hold your book and, child's goodies in on car rides and such!

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    SHIRTS FOR TROLLS & THE BOOTY!! -The wallpaper- and an exclusive printed sketch postcard of Narg signed by us!! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also The Family Troll Tote bag! For you to hold your book and, child's goodies in on car rides and such! -Plus The Family Troll T-shirt for kids or adults! You choose the size! Boy or Girl options.

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    THIS ONE REALLY STICKS TO YOU! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also a set of 4 custom collectible stickers of the characters from the story!

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    SOMETHING SOFT FOR YOU TO CUDDLE WITH! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also a set of 4 custom collectible stickers of the characters from the story! -As well as a custom 13" Plush doll of Narg the Troll!

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    THE ORIGINAL LOOT! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also a set of 4 custom collectible stickers of the characters from the story! -As well as a custom 13" Plush doll of Narg the Troll! -One of the actual original pages of art from the book!

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    A TROLLS TREASURE TROVE! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a VERY special thank you section of the book on the credits page in bold writing!!! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also a set of 4 custom collectible stickers of the characters from the story! -As well as a custom 13" Plush doll of Narg the Troll! -Also The actual original cover art from the book!

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    THE LOST LOOT! FULL COMMISSIONS ARE HERE! -The wallpaper- An exclusive printed sketch postcard of Narg signed by us!! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also The Family Troll Tote bag! For you to hold your book and, child's goodies in on car rides and such! -Here is your chance to score an ORIGINAL COMMISSION of your choice by Tyler Kirkham. 11x17 full body character of your choice! Fully penciled, inked, and grey scale with Copic markers! Tyler rarely gets to commissions so don't let this pass you up! A guaranteed slot if this project funds!

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    SAY CHEESE! The digital wallpaper- An exclusive printed sketch postcard of Narg signed by us!! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a special thank you section of the book! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! - The Plush doll of Narg the Troll. Also The Family Troll Tote bag! For you to hold your book and, child's goodies on car rides and such! - Also put some makeup on because your picture will be in the book in a very special thank you section reserved for the biggest supporters! Only 3 slots for this!

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    A BABY TROLL BORN FROM PLEDGE! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a VERY special thank you section of the book on the credits page in bold writing!!! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also a set of 4 custom collectible stickers of the characters from the story! -As well as a custom 13" Plush doll of Narg the Troll! -And $500 in original art from www.tylerkirkham.com -PLUS get ready for it! We will name our first born or adopted child's middle name with a name of your choice!!!! YUP I just went there!!!

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    THE CROWNED PRINCE OR PRINCESS! -A signed printed copy of the hard cover book sent to your house for all to enjoy! -As well as your name in a VERY special thank you section of the book on the credits page in bold writing!!! -Also a signed 11x17 full color print drawn by Tyler Kirkham! -Also a set of 4 custom collectible stickers of the characters from the story! -As well as a custom 13" Plush doll of Narg the Troll! -Also You get to name the baby in the book! Who could also appear in a sequal! -And $1,000.00 in original art from www.tylerkirkham.com -A trip for you and a friend to 1 of 3 wizard world conventions of your choice, where Tyler and Jill Kirkham will take you to dinner and personally thank you for your contribution and sacrifice!!

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